WESH 2 News has reported a shooting at the South Orlando Quality Inn located at 1850 W Landstreet Rd, Orlando, FL 32809.
Police responded to a shooting at the hotel just before noon on Saturday, January 22, 2022. They arrived to find a man in his 50s with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a hospital and said to be in stable condition. Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard represents victims of hotel shootings in civil lawsuits. Michael aids injured victims or their families in the pursuit of compensation. Below, he shares when victims can file a lawsuit for being shot at a hotel.
"Many people rely on hotels to provide them with a safe and secure place to stay during their travels. They expect that the establishment has put in place a safety plan to ensure their accommodations are reasonably safe. Unfortunately, some hotel owners fail to uphold their legal obligation to take the measures necessary to protect their guests. These measures often include a well-lit environment, security cameras, and patrolling security guards."
"In cases of security neglect, a hotel owner may be liable for injuries sustained during a violent crime, like a shooting. An experienced shooting victim lawyer will seek to prove the crime was foreseeable. This will include investigating if the hotel owner was aware of an increase in criminal activity in the area but neglected to increase the security on the property. Without making the necessary improvements to reduce preventable crime, victims may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the negligent hotel."